Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. Who can forget the antics of the Marx brothers in such classic comedy films as The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, and Duck Soup, which literally defined the cinematic term 1930's screwball comedy. This Pocket Essential includes a concise look at the incredible career of this unforgettable troupe, from their beginnings on the vaudeville circuit, to becoming Broadway stars, to their classic film stardom. All of the films, the co-stars, the plotlines, and all of the background tales are included. Also, the end of the film careers of the brothers is only part of the story, as Groucho, Harpo, and Chico all branched out into other areas of the business on both radio and television.